Armed Forces Tickets Association - Cincinnati is a 501c3 non-profit organization that was created in 2008 to show appreciation to the men, women and the families of our active Armed Forces, Guard and Reserves by making available free or deeply discounted event tickets by partnering with Arts, Entertainment and Sports organizations. AFTA-Cincinnati has expanded its mission to include Retired Military, Veterans and their families.  AFTA-Cincinnati is unique.  Nowhere else in the United States is there an organization that provides up to 4 free tickets for Active Military or Retiree/Veteran families.  It is our honor to provide our service to those men and women who have bravely served our country.



The vision of Armed Forces Tickets Association - Cincinnati is to be the national community-based model that provides free or discount entertainment opportunities for active military and their families, retired military, and veterans.



Dr. Ann Cooke - President

Joyce Elkus, Founder and past president, Emeritus

Robert Thinnes, Secretary

Michele Young, Attorney

Summer Crenshaw, Retired Military


NOTE:  Sam Huttenbauer, member of the AFTA-Cincinnati board of directors for many years, recently passed away peacefully in his home on March 23, 2024.  We will miss him dearly.  Sam retired from the Army and was a great supporter of the Arts in Cincinnati, which made him an excellent member of our board.  In memory of him, we will send 6 couples to the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park performance of the Chosen.  This event is posted today on our website.  He was an ardent supporter of the Playhouse and we distribute these tickets in his honor.

If you would like to make a donation to AFTA-Cincinnati in his memory, please send your check using the instructions below.  Thank you.


AFTA-Cincinnati Welcomes Your Donation

If you wish to make a monetary donation, please send a check made payable to:

5955 Drake Rd 
Cincinnati, OH 45243

We do not accept donations by credit card at this time.  Also, if you are not a ticket partner, but have season tickets to an event/venue that you would like to donate, please contact us via email at [email protected] or use the Contact Us section of the website.

If you have any other questions regarding donations, please use the Contact Us section of the website. Thank you for your interest.